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Avenged Sevenfold Score First #1 UK Album With “Hail To The King.”
September 1, 2013, 10:40 am
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold, Chart News, Hail To The King

Avenged Sevenfold’s “Hail To The King” went straight to #1 in the UK marking their first time in the top spot. Zacky Vengeance and Metal Hammer’s Alexander Milas both spoke to Official Charts Company about the achievement.

“It has been a hell of a ride thus far and having our first Number 1 album in the UK is a monumental achievement for our fans and us,” guitarist Zacky Vengeance tells OfficialCharts.com. “I remember playing the 100 Club to prove to our fans we were willing to start from the ground up again to earn your respect. Thank you for putting heavy metal back on the throne. We look forward to growing old with you.”

The band have fought off tough competition from Naughty Boy’s debut album, Hotel Cabana (Number 2), to top the Official Albums Chart. According to Official Charts Company sales data, just over a thousand copies separate this week’s top two albums, making it the second closest albums battle this year. (Back in June, there were just 225 copies between Mumford And Sons’ Babel and Michael Buble’s To Be Loved.)

“This is a tremendous achievement, and it’s been a long time coming,” says Alexander Milas, Team Rock Radio host and Editor-In-Chief of British music magazine Metal Hammer, who have been following the band’s career for the last decade. “We’ve watched Avenged Sevenfold’s dogged ascent for years, and their tireless efforts have created the kind of fan base that money and clever marketing just can’t buy.

“Just a few months after Black Sabbath themselves hit the top of the Official Albums Chart, this is nothing less than a landmark, historic turning point,” he adds. “This isn’t just a hugely well-deserved triumph for the band though; in an age of market-driven A&R, it’s proof positive that rock and metal is here to stay. A long-ignored segment of the record-buying public has spoken. Avenged Sevenfold’s victory is a victory for us all.”

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Needless to say I am maaassively proud of the guys!! :D Well done, very very well done! :)

Comment by Patricia Puente Rdgz (@Sweettiepat)

Congratulations to the guys!

Comment by Cal

proud british fan here, big big congratulations to you all, you deserve the no1 spot, amazing album……on repeat all day ;-) xxxxx

Comment by jane

WOOOO!!! CONGRATS AVENGED! WELL DESERVED! Now we shall be #1 in the US!!

Comment by reem

When will your local fave bands?

Comment by Loghen

You have GOT to creep ONTD. Hahaha.

Comment by Deathbat News

PROUD!

Comment by Telmo E. Julião

Congratulations!

Comment by Alexandre Leblanc

The first messenger of the good news we’ve been waiting for! Seems to me it’s actually a big deal to go #1 in UK, the British market is tough, you need to be a British group or a Metallica to win the #1 spot there. Well, it’s official, A7x have done it now, and I’m sure all fans couldn’t be happier… Big CONGRATULATIONS to our favourite band and here cheering and knowing that it’s just the beginning… and many more #1 news to come with hopefully awards to follow… So deserved… such a rich album… and unlimited potential for the future… Hail A7x

Comment by eliza

congratulations ! The true kings

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